This summer has been A BUMMER, to say the least, but I hope you enjoy a safe and fun long weekend, Americans — and a safe and fun normal weekend if you’re not here in the US.
In case you missed it earlier this week, I rounded up some cute outdoor stuff — a lot of which is on sale this weekend.
This was great, from Roxana Hadadi: Change How the Game is Played: On the Power of Labor and the Timeliness of High Flying Bird [Roger Ebert]
This profile of Breonna Taylor is so beautifully done and well-worth your time. It will make you cry, and it will make you mad. [NYT]
Heartbreaking and beautiful from Jesmyn Ward, who I think is one of our greatest living writers: On Witness and Respair: A Personal Tragedy Followed By Pandemic
At the Atlantic, by some woman named Hillary Clinton: Women’s rights are human rights. But rights are nothing without the power to claim them.
CNN reports that Jeanette Epps could become first Black woman to join the International Space Station crew and SHE IS VERY IMPRESSIVE.
I found this really interesting, at Lainey: BTS: A Map of 7 Bosses
At the Washington Post: Behind a father-and-son protest, a history of laughter and struggle
Refinery29 did a BIG package on fashion in 2020, and it’s very good.
At Celebitchy: It sure looks like Brad Pitt sent Nicole Poturalski back home to Germany. Why am I so interested in this? Is it because I’m just longing for like Dumb Juicy A List Celebrity Shenanigans? Definitely.
It’s so right that this is at Town & Country: Whit Stillman’s Metropolitan: An Oral History of the Preppiest, WASPiest, Wittiest Comedy of Heirs
I don’t know why I found this SO funny, but I did: Josh Gondelman Says He Won’t Try Cocaine Despite Growing Demands [Vulture]
This explained a lot of things I needed explained to me: A Brief Explainer on OnlyFans and Why Celebrities Joining It May Be A Bad Thing [Pajiba]
At Vanity Fair, this is good: Paris When It Sizzles: The Loves and Lives of Josephine Baker
Over at Socialite Life: Production Suspended On The Batman After Robert Pattinson Tests Positive For Coronavirus. Yikes! Feel better, R. Pattz. (Also this has to be concerning for the set as a whole.)
Related, at Slate: All 349 “Murmurs” in the Twilight Saga, Charted and Ranked
At The Appeal: The Enduring, Pernicious Whiteness of True Crime
It was so nice to see The Heir Affair on this list at Cosmo: The Best Romance Novels of 2020 are Seriously Steamy. (Well, some are steamier than others. Ours is not very steamy!)